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Starbucks to Kick in for Babysitting While Baristas Serve Java

Oct. 9, 2018, 3:19 PM

After beefing up its parental leave policy this year, Starbucks Corp. will now offer subsidized childcare for all of its U.S. employees, too.

The new benefit, a partnership with childcare provider Care.com Inc., will provide 10 subsidized backup daycare days for parents for instances when regular care falls through. In-home backup childcare will cost $1 an hour or $2 an hour after the 4th child. Care at a daycare center will cost $5 per day.

“We felt like it was important to make this accessible,” said Ron Crawford, vice president of benefits at Starbucks. “We wanted to have as low ...